Friday, March 22, 2013

Brazil

http://www.defencetalk.com/brazil-to-get-its-first-nuclear-subs-47022/

Brazil is building new submarines, both conventional and nuclear.  They are also shopping for fighter planes.  France is helping with the submarines and will likely get the contract for the aircraft as well.  France has no historic ties to Brazil.  The United States has historic ties to Brazil and we fought side by side against the Nazis in WWII.

First the Obama Administration can't buy oil from Brazil, and lost that contract to Communist China.  Now the Obama Administration can't sell weapons to Brazil either.  The United States needs manufacturing jobs.  The USA makes the best submarines in the world and the best aircraft.  Despite having the best products the USA can't export to a natural ally.

The United States continues to have low unemployment.  The Obama Administration has been spectacularly bad at selling American products overseas.  Selling American made products to foreign nations helps out balance of payments and creates high paying American jobs.  Both of those are sorely needed in the USA; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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